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De novo CD5-positive Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Primarily Presenting as Spinal Cord Compression: A Case Report

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2015.009
Pages: 
106–8

ABSTRACT

De novo CD5-positive (CD5+) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a highly aggressive subtype of DLBCL with a high incidence of misdiagnosis when spinal cord compression is the initial symptom. We report a case of a 45-year old man with de novo CD5+ DLBCL primarily presenting as spinal cord compression. Unfortunately, this patient was resistant to rituximab-based therapy, which indicated a poor prognosis.

Accepted: 
February 5, 2015
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